I have made a mistake and just undercoated my kitchen with emulsion. I was trying to save on cost of expensive cupboard paint as I was painting my kitchen in a very light colour from dark.
I have started to paint over with the cupboard paint and now the paint is cracking and coming off.
the paint should come off the cupboards quite easily with some warm water and a gentle scrub.
i'm assuming that your cupboards are finished in melamine? in which case you will need to give them all a good sand prior to priming.
you can buy paints designed for this purpose but in my experience you are just as well to prime with a good quality vinyl emulsion as anything else! no paint really wants to stick to melamine, that's your problem. the surfaces are designed to have non-stick properties.
key is to rub up your cupboards first with sandpaper, thereby increasing your chances of success from 'zero' to 'maybe'.
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